The World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) is accepting applications for the 2012 WISE Awards, which honor education projects around the world—including in primary education—that have had a positive societal impact and can serve as models for other institutions or nations. Submissions for the awards will be accepted through May 31, and the winners will be announced at the 2012 WISE Summit in November in Doha, which will include presentations and discussions by RAND researchers. RAND is a partner to the annual event.
Converting vast amounts of digital data into meaningful information for research and analysis is a challenge for many different types of organizations. At the QCRI Seminar Series in Doha on Dec. 12, Dalal will discuss RAND's approach to managing data and to harnessing the power of information analytics and web technologies.
Since 1995, Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF) has been a catalyst for transforming Qatar's carbon economy into a knowledge economy. In a special issue of The Foundation
magazine, QF reflects on how RAND's research and policy insights have informed decisions about education, health, environmental, labor, and other important issues.
Inspiring collaboration and creative change in education is the focus of this international conference, which gathers more than 1,200 education and policy experts. The program features V. Darleen Opfer and Anna Saavedra of RAND Education discussing labor market demands in the 21st century as well as the role of social entrepreneurs in learning.
RAND Corporation is a knowledge partner of an international conference in Abu Dhabi, which focuses on educational approaches for building a proficient workforce in the Middle East and North Africa. Lynn Karoly, senior economist and director of the Office of Research Quality Assurance at RAND, will discuss human capital challenges in the 21st century.